Total Time: 45 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
What you'll need
1/2 pound lean ground beef, lean ground turkey or ground sirloin
1/4 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 celery stalk, sliced
3 baby potatoes, peeled and diced
2 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1 carrot, sliced (I used carrot this time, but I will probably eliminate it moving forward)
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper
ketchup, mustard and dill pickles
1. In a medium pot melt butter over low-medium heat. Add ground meat, cook until meat begins to brown.
2. Mix in onion, celery, garlic, carrot and basil. Cook for 5 minutes.
4. Stir in milk. Bring mixture to a boil.
8. This last step is going to sound crazy, but I promise it works with this dish -- garnish each serving with ketchup, mustard and chopped dill pickles. Serve and enjoy your cheeseburger soup in paradise!